2007 $1 FINE GOLD DOLLAR COIN - GOLD LOUIS
A mystery of gold lost at sea
During the 17th and 18th centuries, French coins were a cornerstone of commerce in New France, of which some began to disappear after the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. French officials, aristocrats, artisans and soldiers were being exiled to France—and taking their fortunes with them. When the Auguste set sail in October 1761, Chevalier Luc De La Corne and his family were among the 121 people on board. One of the richest men in Canada at the time, his personal cargo consisted of vast amounts of jewellery, silver and gold coins, but all was lost when the ship ran ashore on Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia). In 1977, part of the wreck was found and various expeditions have since recovered a wealth of artifacts. But one part of the ship continues to elude treasure hunters—the stern. Believed to contain the majority of valuables that were on board, it remains hidden at the bottom of the sea.
Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 1.555
Diameter (mm): 14.1
- 99.99% pure gold
- Stunning replica of gold coins lost in the 18th century when the ship Auguste perished!